Stephen “Steve” Terry Britt, age 71, of Cushing, Oklahoma, and formerly of Elkhart, Kansas, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at OSU Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was born October 29, 1946, in Elkhart, Kansas, the son of James Terry Britt and Anna Gene (Cozby) Britt.
He graduated from Elkhart High School in 1964. He was then drafted during the Vietnam War. After serving his country, he met his beautiful bride, Vivian Ala Hammontree, and they were married September 25, 1970. They had two daughters and one son. Steve drove the school bus for Elkhart School district for over 20 years. He enjoyed watching every sporting event with the kids. Steve was a loving, kind, and compassionate man with many titles. He enjoyed building race cars, listening to his music, and watching KU basketball and Dolphin football with his son. Steve really enjoyed volunteering as a Recreation Softball Coach in Elkhart for over 20 years. His real happiness came from time with his family, particularly time with his grandchildren. Nothing was more important, the grandchildren were his life. He would travel the country to spend time with them.
Steve is survived by his wife, Vivian; daughters, Autumn Morton and Sheana Olson; son, John Britt; grandchildren, Paige, Beau, Brecklyn, Brandon, Noah, Billy, Kaden, Gage, Julia, Ayla, Sailor, Aubrey; great-grandson, Zayden; sister, Linda Koski; and numerous nieces and nephews he also loved very much.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents, James and Anna Gene Britt.
Funeral service will be held Monday, February 5, 2018, at 2:00 PM at the First Baptist Church in Elkhart, Kansas, with Pastor Ed Richards officiating. Interment will follow at the Willowbar Cemetery near Keyes, Oklahoma, with military graveside rites by VFW Point Rock Post #3162. Friends may call Sunday, February 4, 2018, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Garnand Funeral Home in Elkhart. Memorials may be given to the Elkhart Recreation Commission in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.